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Outreach Services Testimonials Student W

W came to our Outreach Service with a diagnosis of ASD, high anxiety and depression. He had been out of mainstream school for some considerable time. We started working with W and presented a program of academic study; GCSE maths, English language and chemistry. W was unable to go out of the house when we started working with him due to his anxieties and fears. He also had long periods of deep depressive states. W worked with three of our mentors where we also worked on a program of therapeutic education which focussed on relationship building, recognising the arousal curve of anxiety and learning de-escalation techniques. W was able to build very positive relationships with his mentors. W was also encouraged to gradually build up his confidence to go out of the house, go on short trips in the car and visit local amenities. He was very keen to be involved with innovative projects and even started a small business buying and selling Lego!

W was very successful and achieved great results in his GCSE’s which enabled him to take up a course of study at Seevic studying a BTEC level 3 in Computer Studies. The latest news from W is that he is thoroughly enjoying his first few weeks there and has secured good friendships with his peers. He is fully engrossed in his course studies and he even travels on the bus independently which is another great achievement!

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